Silicone is a unique substrate for various applications. It is a sustainable polymeric substrate that shows resistant to many environmental factors such as heat, temperature, electric, chemicals, UV/Ozone radiation and x-rays. Silicone ink for printing has been used in various areas where a silicone surface requires patterns or printing. This is due to the chemistry of the silicone polymer that makes its surface inert to other solvent based, PU based inks. Silicone ink is the only possible ink that can adhere to silicone surfaces. The performance of these silicone-based inks on silicone surfaces is undoubtedly very good but it restricts the design freedom. Silicone based inks come in single color and cannot create a gradient effect. Also, these cannot be printed digitally. Also, there are various issues when printing silicone surfaces. Silicone is a desirable substrate due to its astonishing properties, thus there is a need to have a printable silicone surface not limited by silicone inks.
With the growing sustainability trend, the demand of sustainable materials over their plastic counterparts have also been increased drastically. People are looking for sustainable solutions for a better lifestyle.
Silicone adhesion problem to other surfaces makes it incompatible in various scenarios in spite of having all the other promising properties required. This Silicone based Compo-SiL® technology is a great innovation in the polymer industry as well as for its use in the various industries like health care, electronics, automotive, aerospace, industrial assembly, building, textile etc. Find out more silicone background in please check the FAQ .